Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 558,007

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,977,747

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Academy Parents Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,026
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 496,526

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 139,000

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13110 records found.